Thursday, May 25, 2017

Green Building Consulting, the area’s most renowned source for green building energy modeling, testing, certifications, and knowledge, has established Green Building University (GBU). GBU will offer educational sessions on all aspects of green building. Led by Barb Yankie, and co-hosted by some of the fields most respected names, GBU plans on delivering education to the regions builders, developers, architects, designers, engineers, consultants, contractors, and anyone else in need of a greater understanding of green building practices, strategies, implementation and implications.

To accomplish these goals, Green Building Consulting has expanded their corporate offices in downtown Cincinnati to house the new Green Building University Training & Showcase Center. The Center, housed in an 1898 Italianate historic building, has been upgraded to showcase some of the green building industry’s best practices and products. These installations serve as inspiration to the many participants of GBU’s educational sessions for solutions to many of today’s green building challenges.

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8:00am - 5:00pm (typical)

This 8 hour course provides an introduction to the LEED for Homes rating system and delivery model. The course addresses the intents and requirements of prerequisites and key credits within the rating system while providing real world examples of strategies to meet them. The course also identifies the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders and a LEED for Homes project and is designed to prepare the professional to plan for key considerations and requirements for the LEED certification process.

Led by official USGBC LEED FacultyTM who are LEED and facilitation experts, this workshop provides an understanding of the scope of the LEED for Homes rating system. The course examines all prerequisites and credits in LEED for Homes' eight credit categories: Location and Linkages, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy & Atmosphere, Indoor Environmental Quality, Materials & Resources, Awareness and Education, and Innovation and Design Process. The workshop introduces all of the credits, going into detail on the goals, intents, requirements, and strategies of prerequisites and select key credits. The course also reinforces understanding of synergies between credits, and provides an overview of the LEED certification process, including basic verification considerations. Throughout the day, participants will engage in discussions and interactive activities based on real-life projects to enforce what is taught about LEED for Homes prerequisites, credits, and concepts.

This workshop is intended for professionals who are already familiar with LEED (see recommended prior knowledge below). It is appropriate for individuals who are seeking an understanding of the LEED for Homes rating system, whether they are pursuing GBCI's LEED AP Homes credential or simply need to apply the rating system in their job. The course addresses the responsibilities of key stakeholders in LEED for Homes projects, including but not limited to residential owners and managers, builders, architects, designers, subcontractors, engineers, and decision makers who want to better understand specifics of the LEED for Homes rating system.

To ensure that you make the most of this workshop, you should be familiar with the concepts, elements, and goals of green building and LEED. You should:
• Be an accredited LEED Green Associate or

• Have taken USGBC's LEED Core Concepts & Strategies (available self-paced online or LEED Faculty-led in- person) or be able to meet its learning objectives or

• Have read USGBC's Green Building & LEED Core Concepts Guide


• Instruction from official USGBC Faculty who are experts in LEED and trained in facilitation and adult learning techniques

• Print-out of presentation slides

• Participant workbook containing interactive learning activities based on real LEED projects and a glossary of key green building definitions

• Lunch and refreshments This course is eligible for the GBCI credential maintenance program and, like all USGBC LEED education programs, meets GBCI eligibility requirements for the LEED Green Associate.

• Continuing education for 7 hours of instruction directly reported to AIA; certificate of completion for self- reporting to other professional organizations

Synergistic opporutnities & LEED application process 
1   Project site factors
1   Water management
1.5   Project systems & energy impacts
1   Acquisition, installation, & mgmt of project materials
1.5   Improvements to the indoor environment
.5   Stakeholder involvment in innovation
.5   Project surrounding & public outreach
7   Total GBCI CE hours
LEED-specific for: Homes

7 AIA/CES (HSW/SD LUs)   7   CoreNet (CPDs)
.725   CSI (CEUs) 7 BOMI (CPDs)
.7 NARI (Green CEUs)

• Identify the types of projects which are eligible.
• Recognize the roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders in the LEED certification process.
• Recognize goals, intents, and requirements of prerequisites and key credits, and strategies to meet them.
• Identify synergies between LEED credits.
• Plan for key considerations and requirements for the LEED certification process.

USGBC Member Early Registration (14 days prior to class): $175.00 Non-USGBC Member Early Registration (14 days prior to class): $210.00 USGBC Member Late Registration: $205.00 Non-USGBC Member Late Registration: $260.00

To register for this course, visit USGBC Cincinnati Regional Chapter’s website at